Sunday, December 07, 2008

Armageddon Pantry Part 2

A while back I posted about the stockpiles of food and other items that I have been putting into our pump house. It really isn't that I think the end of the world is coming, but hey... why not be prepared. We go to Costco and purchase in bulk. It cost much less to purchase in bulk, by the case lot.
Because we live in a rural area and often in the winter there is snow, it is so handy to go out to the well house and pull some staple or even a luxury like liquor or wine off the shelf.

When I use something from the pump house, we replace it so the stock is always the same. The pump house stays basically the same temperature year round because it is a block building that is well insulated and sided. In the winter the temp is about 40 -45 degrees. In the hot summers the cool water from the well keeps the temp in th 50 degree range. Our well water is very very cold, even in the summer.

Freezer storage is in another building along with most of the non food items. I'm ready.


Christy said...

I was looking over your list and wondered why you include paper plates and plastic utensils?

Love to see what others choose to stock.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Hi, thanks for asking. We live in a rural area with water provided by a utility district that pumps directly from a (very good) well and have a 120 foot well on our own property for agricultural watering.

However, should there be a failure of the "public" water system or an extended outage of electricity we would be unable to pump significant quanties of water using just a gas generator to power the pump. In that case water might have to be rationed and it would just be a bit easier to use paper plates in a pinch.

Hopefully, it never comes to that extent. And it is just handy to have them in the pump house for quicky barbeques or camping supplies.

Christy said...

Makes sense. I've always lived so close to streams and rivers that long term water shortages as such never occurred to me.

Deb said...

We keep a pretty good stockpile too. Just in case. It could be anything although we're not in a rural area. People make fun of us but what the heck.